Friday fun: Happy Birthday
I love frozen peas—I use them in so many dishes—no matter the season, frozen peas are available. There's absolutely no preparation requires, grab a handful and toss into a casserole, stew, soup and just cook in the microwave and serve with mash potato. They are also great with mint jelly when having a roast.
I couldn’t live without them!!
Did you know:
- Peas are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, thiamine (B1), iron and phosphorus. As pulses, they are rich in protein, carbohydrate and fibre and low in fat which is mostly of the unsaturated kind. Half a cup of frozen peas has only 5% of the daily value for sodium.
- If you threaded every frozen pea produced each year in the UK onto a piece of string you would need 3,900,000 kms of string, which would stretch from the earth to the moon and back more than five times
- On average everyone in Britain eats nearly 9,000 peas per year
- In the time of Elizabeth I (1533-1603) who reigned from 1558, peas were imported from Holland and were considered a great delicacy because they were so expensive.
- Peas are thought to have originated in Middle Asia and the central plateau of Ethiopia.